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ETV Program Highlights for August 2019

August 3, 2019 - Posted in Education by Jonathan Faulk
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In August, look for NEW episodes of MOLLY OF DENALI, DINOSAUR TRAIN and LET’S GO LUNA! Reconnecting Roots continues! It’s a new series that explores the last 150 years of American progress, culture and innovation, through interviews with Americans reconnecting to lessons learned by their parents and grandparents. Plus don’t miss Great Performances specials, including The Sound of Music.

To view the full TV schedule, visit scetv.org/schedule.

*Denotes New Program/Episode

 

SCETV

PBS KIDS on SCETV

PBS KIDS focuses on social-emotional school readiness skills in August.

PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC: A PINKAPERFECT BIRTHDAY premieres on August 5. In the one-hour special, Pinkalicious gets her birthday wish and turns all of Pinkville pink. The special’s visual arts curriculum, and the exploration of color, helps strengthen children’s cognitive and emotional skills as they start the new school year. Airs August 5 at 9 AM, 11:30 AM and 2 PM. You can also catch it on SCETV PBS KIDS at 9:30 AM, 3:30 PM and 11:30 PM.

Also in August, there will be new episodes from DINOSAUR TRAIN, LET’S GO LUNA!, and MOLLY OF DENALI. Check our TV schedule for PBS KIDS program times on SCETV and SCETV PBS KIDS, our 24/7 kids channel.

 

SCETV PBS Kids channel Available on the SCETV App

The SCETV PBS Kids channel (24/7 online) is available on the SCETV App, providing 24-hour access to the SCETV PBS Kids Live stream. With videos and games at your fingertips, kids can take all of the PBS educational shows wherever they go.

*Download the SCETV App from the iTunes App Store or the Android store.

 

Local Interest Programming           *denotes premiere

Palmetto Scene – Thursdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 1:00pm on SCETV

SCETV’s weekly magazine-style series airs each Thursday at 7:30pm on SCETV and focuses on SC arts and culture, business and economy, education, health, politics, and technology. ETV’s Beryl Dakers, a professional with over 30 years in the broadcasting field, is the host of this signature series! The programs repeat the following Sunday at 1:00pm on SCETV.

8/08 – Topics include: Original SC Profiles

8/15 – Topics include: Gullah music; Island Paradise

8/22 – Topics include: Comedians

8/29 – Topics include: SC Artists

For all air dates, please visit the ETV schedule page: scetv.org/tv-schedule

In addition to viewing the broadcast programs, please access the Palmetto Scene program segments archived online in streaming format. Visit palmettoscene.org.

 

This Week in South Carolina – Fridays at 7:30pm on SCETV and repeats Sundays at 11:30am

This SCETV public affairs series, hosted by ETV’s news/public affairs reporter Gavin Jackson, features interviews with the key newsmakers and policymakers each week.

Repeats: Tuesdays at 6:00pm on ETV World (ETVW)

                 Thursdays at 8:30pm on SCC

                 Fridays (the Friday after original broadcast) at 5:00pm on ETV World (ETVW)

8/8         8:00pm                Reconnecting Roots* (continues)+ repeat on Sunday 8/11 @ 4pm

Self-described as "Ken Burns meets This American Life meets Bill Nye the Science Guy," RECONNECTING ROOTS is a quirky, youthful half-hour cultural series that seeks to bridge generations and bring viewers together. Hosted by Gabriel McCauley, each half-hour episode explores the last 150 years of American progress, culture and innovation, through interviews with Americans reconnecting to lessons learned by their parents and grandparents.

8/8         8:30pm                Reel South: Eat White Dirt +repeat on Sunday 8/11 @ 4:30pm

By Adam Forrester. Discover the oddly spellbinding personal, cultural and scientific history of the deeply transgressive and often misunderstood practice of consuming earth, a phenomenon known as geophagy. The film collects and combines the experiences, processes and explanations of people who eat white dirt with information from the scientists who study the phenomenon.

8/11      5:00pm                Reel South: Jonah Stands Up

Film by: Hannah Engelson. Jonah Bascle was an unconventional mayoral candidate, even by New Orleans standards: artist, comedian, disability-rights activist. Born with muscular dystrophy, Jonah raced against mortality throughout his twenties. Combining humor, political action, and a sense of urgency, Jonah Stands Up challenges stereotypes associated with differently-abled individuals in New Orleans.

8/15      8:00pm                Reconnecting Roots* (continues)

Self-described as "Ken Burns meets This American Life meets Bill Nye the Science Guy," RECONNECTING ROOTS is a quirky, youthful half-hour cultural series that seeks to bridge generations and bring viewers together. Hosted by Gabriel McCauley, each half-hour episode explores the last 150 years of American progress, culture and innovation, through interviews with Americans reconnecting to lessons learned by their parents and grandparents.

8/28      7:00pm                Carolina Classrooms: Teach Like Finland?*

Finland's educational system is having immense success with teacher retention and student academic achievement. SCETV, in partnership with the Riley Institute, visited Finland to delve deeper into their best practices as part of a broader conversation about the challenges currently facing South Carolina schools. Join us for an episode of Carolina Classrooms as we share what was learned during the visit, and explore if South Carolina should, Teach Like Finland.

8/29      8:00pm                Reconnecting Roots* (continues)

Self-described as "Ken Burns meets This American Life meets Bill Nye the Science Guy," RECONNECTING ROOTS is a quirky, youthful half-hour cultural series that seeks to bridge generations and bring viewers together. Hosted by Gabriel McCauley, each half-hour episode explores the last 150 years of American progress, culture and innovation, through interviews with Americans reconnecting to lessons learned by their parents and grandparents.

 

Special Programming           *denotes premiere

8/8         10:00pm              Charlottesville pt. 2*

The violence that occurred on August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia shocked the world.

 

8/11      5:30pm                Going Home*

Imagine living somewhere you didn't choose. Being told you can't love or leave. For decades, that was reality for people with intellectual disabilities living in state institutions. Today, most people with intellectual disabilities are living in the community. But, does living in the community mean you're truly a part of it? Going Home, a follow up to WITF's award-winning documentary i go home, examines the journey towards inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities. Are we there yet?

 

8/11      6:30pm                Amazing Grace

"Amazing Grace" explores the treatment of women in the legal industry from the late 1940's through today. Specifically, it follows the story of Missouri Attorney Grace Day who was the lone woman in her law school class in 1948 and endured torment from her professors and peers. You'll fall in love with Grace Day, a woman who won over her enemies and helped blaze a path for future women lawyers.

 

8/11      7:00pm                Debakey

This inspiring documentary focuses on the life of famed heart surgeon Michael E. DeBakey.

 

8/15      8:30pm                Our American Family: The Clarks

The first half of the 1900's represents the last era of American life that, for most families, began largely unchanged from the generations that came before. For generations, the Clark family of Frankford, DE has shown tremendous support of one another as members faced hard times with tender loyalty. "Our American Family: The Clarks" traces the lives of this African-American family with seven children as they employed humor, resourcefulness and respect for all through the Depression, WWII, and racial tension.

 

8/15      10:00pm              Dream with Me*

Saba is one of the more than 800,000 "Dreamers" who took advantage of the DACA program in 2012. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama era program, provided some temporary protections to undocumented immigrants who entered the country as children. In 2017, the Trump administration made the decision to rescind DACA. With her immigration status once again in limbo, Saba must now face a new set of challenges.

 

8/29      10:00pm              Great Ride*

Two married military veterans ride over 355 miles of bike trail from Washington, D.C. to Pittsburgh.

 

Friday Night Arts Programming        *denotes premiere

8/09      9:00pm             Great Performances: Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2019*

Enjoy the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic's annual concert from Schonbrunn Palace with guest conductor Gustavo Dudamel and famed pianist Yuja Wang performing pieces including Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" and Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever."

 

8/09      10:30pm           Great Performances: Chicago Voices

Celebrate Chicago's vibrant music culture with performances by Renee Fleming, Broadway's Jessie Mueller, rap artist Lupe Fiasco, folk legend John Prine, pop and gospel singer Michelle Williams and world-renowned tenor Matthew Polezani.

 

8/16      9:00pm             Great Performances: The Sound of Music

Enjoy a new U.K. production of the long-running hit that garnered the Best Musical Tony for 1959. "The Sound of Music" is the inspiring true story of the von Trapp Family Singers' escape from Austria during the rise of Nazism.

 

8/30      9:00pm             Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass*

Examine the history of bluegrass music, from its origins to its eventual worldwide popularity, and hear from dozens of musicians who explain the ways bluegrass music transcends generational, cultural and geographic boundaries.

 

PBS Programming          *denotes premiere

8/6         9:00pm                Woodstock: Three Days That Defined A Generation: American Experience*

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the concert that became a touchstone for a generation. The film brings the three-day concert to life through the voices of those who were present at what became the defining moment of the counterculture revolution.

 

8/8         11:00pm              Professor T*

An employee is accused of killing his boss after he's found standing over the body. Annelies and her team are sure he must be guilty, but Professor T wonders whether the wrong man is going to trial.

 

8/12      9:00pm                Family Pictures USA #101* + repeat on Thursdays @ 9pm*

Discover how this historically rural state built on tobacco and textiles is rapidly changing. Entrepreneurs find a warm welcome in Durham, Native Americans come home to ancestral lands, and families separated by race and class work toward healing.

 

8/13      8:00pm                Family Pictures USA #102*

Explore America's comeback city through photos and personal stories shared by residents. From the influence of the auto industry to labor unions to the Motown sound, Detroit's multilayered story is revealed via family narratives and memories.

 

8/13      9:00pm                Family Pictures USA #103*

Visit the Paradise Coast, where Native Americans, ranchers and fishermen share family stories.

 

8/15      11:00pm              Professor T # 111*

A businessman vanishes without a trace just days after a failed attempt on his life. Blood is found, yet there is no body. Is this a genuine crime, or could it have been staged by the "victim" himself?

 

8/27      8:00pm                India: Nature’s Wonderland pt 1 and pt 2*

Part 1: Join a journey through India to discover its rich culture and rare wildlife. Experience a ritual tiger dance and see lions, elephants and India's only ape -- the hoolock gibbon. Then climb to the Himalayas where the Ganges River begins.

 

Part 2: Continue exploring India and meet a man who spent 30 years planting his own rainforest. On the way, encounter demoiselle cranes, tahr goats, one-horned rhinos, the tiny pika and lion-tailed macaques. Witness the mass hatching of olive ridley turtles.

 

8/28      8:00pm                Animal Babies: First Year of Life*

See how the babies learn to understand their surroundings in environments ranging from Africa to Sri Lanka to Iceland. The most basic tools for survival must be learned in their first three months to thrive and ultimately survive.

 

8/28      10:00pm              Magical land of OZ*

An exploration of one of the most magical lands on the planet. Its unique wildlife includes a tree-dwelling kangaroo, a spider that survives underwater and a bird that spreads fire.

 

8/29      8:30pm                POV shorts: The Changing Same*

In the Florida Panhandle lies the town of Marianna, Florida, where one native resident runs a local marathon to commemorate the lynching of Claude Neal. More than 80 years after his violent murder, this film lifts the veil of racial terror buried in this town's history.

 

8/29      11:00pm              Professor T # 112*

When two bodies are found within days of each other, both with numbers carved into their chests, it seems Antwerp has a serial killer on its hands. Will Professor T resurface to help with the case?

 

The South Carolina Channel (SCC)

CREATE Marathons       

** Saturdays  6AM – 12PM

 

August 10                    Gone Fishin’

Find out the catch of the day from our favorite chefs when they offer their best fish recipes. Chef Ellie Krieger, John Folse, Julie Taboulie, Jacques Pepin, and the ATK crew have tips and tricks to make the best fish dinner ever! Not sure what to make for dinner? Be sure to try one of these fish recipes - they won’t leave you floundering.

August 17                    Cool Off

The heat wave is on and we’re ready to cool down. Pack your winter gear because we’re on holiday to visit some of the coldest regions in the world. Colleen Kelly will take you on unforgettable journey through Canada. Artists Bob Ross and Roger & Sarah Bansemer get cool on canvas with paintings of snow covered landscapes. This marathon will be chocked with enough fun that it will put you on ice until winter.

 

August 24                    Exotic Flavors

We’re making meals from Africa, Asia and the Middle East! Your palette will be excited and you won’t have to leave your kitchen to indulge thanks to Christopher Kimball. Use Christopher’s tried and true methods to infuse flavor into every bite. We’re on a global food tour!

 

August 31                    Last of the Summer Fun

The unofficial end to summer is upon us. Grill-master Steven Raichlen has fantastic tips just in time for your Labor Day barbecue. The grill is fired up with succulent seafood, racks of ribs, and pork that’s just waiting to be pulled! This is next level barbecuing with new and wonderful flavors infused into your food. Invite your friends and family over for the last of the summer fun!

 

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